Besides the fact that it has been a long time since I painted, I am also much more comfortable with oil paints. (maybe it's the smell) Anyway, While I have been painting with acrylics I have noticed that the paint is way too thin for my liking.
So, I went to the local art store and discovered a matte gel medium, that adds body to thin paint. (just like the thin acrylic paints I have) So, I am going to have to try this and see if it gets me the texture I like.
If you haven't guessed, I like to pile the paint onto a canvas. Mainly, for a layering effect as well as the brush stroke effects, plus I like to scrap away top layers to reveal an interesting effect, you could call it a constructive destruction of my work.